Post Tagged with: "Chinatown"

Cynthia Koo (Photo by Mike Hong via World Journal)

Dim Sum Stories Told Through Cartoon Illustrations

Business, East Asian, Food, Manhattan June 19, 2017 at 3:15 pm

Cynthia Koo came up with the idea of turning dim sum dishes into cartoon characters while eating in her father’s restaurant, writes World Journal. She now runs the successful online business Wonton In A Million.

Elaine Chao in Chinatown (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Elaine Chao Visits Chinatown, Promising Equal Opportunity to Asian Community

East Asian, Government, Manhattan May 31, 2017 at 10:17 am

During a visit to Chinatown, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao spoke with the local Chinese media and addressed Park Row – a vital road in the neighborhood – and discrimination facing Asians.

Hotel 50 Bowery (Photo by Shuhan Yu via World Journal)

‘Opium Den’ in New Chinatown Hotel Stirs Controversy

East Asian, Manhattan May 24, 2017 at 5:28 pm

World Journal finds differing views in Chinatown to news that Hotel 50 Bowery will have an opium den-themed lounge.

(Photo by Shuhan Yu via World Journal)

Chinatown Angered by Parking Placard Abuse

Manhattan, Police May 11, 2017 at 5:31 pm

After a police crackdown on placard abuse in Chinatown, the private cars of city employees with parking placards have reemerged in public parking spaces to the ire of business owners, reports World Journal.

More than 100 people attended the memorial service for Peter Kwong. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Hundreds Bid Farewell to Peter Kwong

East Asian, Labor, Manhattan April 17, 2017 at 2:35 pm

At a memorial held in Chinatown, hundreds remembered Peter Kwong, the director of the Asian studies program at Hunter College, and an immigrant and labor advocate, reports Sing Tao Daily.

Fighting for Chinatown

Fighting for Chinatown

East Asian, Housing, Manhattan, Video March 28, 2017 at 5:24 pm

In the latest episode of CUNY TV’s “Independent Sources,” Chinatown advocacy organizations weigh in on efforts to maintain affordable housing and identity in the neighborhood amid gentrification.

Republican mayoral candidate Paul Massey dining in Chinatown recently with community leaders. (Photo by April Xu via Sing Tao Daily)

Paul Massey Visits Chinatown

East Asian, Manhattan, Politics March 23, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Republican mayoral candidate Paul Massey recently visited Chinatown, Sing Tao Daily reports.

From the exhibition (Photo by Louis Chan)

Chinese-American Homes in Louis Chan’s Lens

Culture, East Asian, Immigration, Manhattan March 22, 2017 at 1:49 pm

A photo exhibit by Louis Chan, the artist-in-residence at Pearl River Mart, gives a glimpse into the homes of Chinese Americans and the “Chinese characteristics” they keep intact, reports World Journal.

The building at 58 East Broadway which will house Winnie's on the second floor. (Photo via World Journal)

Winnie’s Bar to Make a Comeback in Chinatown

East Asian, Food, Manhattan March 7, 2017 at 4:28 pm

Winnie’s Bar is slated to make a comeback in a second-floor location in Chinatown, World Journal reports.

Chinatown Art to Bridge Generation Gaps?

Chinatown Art to Bridge Generation Gaps?

Culture, East Asian, Manhattan, Video February 10, 2017 at 5:29 pm

Inspired by the stories she collected of Chinatown residents, Wing on Wo & Co.’s artist-in-residence created an installation she hopes will help bridge the gap between generations, reports SinoVision English Channel.

A Sampling of Lunar New Year Events

A Sampling of Lunar New Year Events

Culture, East Asian, Featured Posts, New York February 6, 2017 at 5:17 pm

From Chinatown to Flushing, parades and special events marked the Lunar New Year in Asian communities.

(Photo via World Journal)

How NYC Celebrates the Lunar New Year

Asian, Culture, New York January 27, 2017 at 4:06 pm

World Journal and other publications report on celebrations taking place in honor of the Lunar New Year while Times Ledger asks Chinese in Queens about their family traditions.

Photos documenting substandard living conditions and construction harassment in Chinatown. (Photo by Betty Yu via The Villager)

Chinatown ‘Resilience / Resistance’ at Pearl River Mart

East Asian, Housing, Manhattan January 19, 2017 at 2:15 pm

The multimedia exhibition “Resilience / Resistance,” which runs through Jan. 22, examines the effects of displacement and gentrification through the works and stories of Chinatown residents, reports The Villager.

Diners at a Chinese restaurant (Photo via World Journal)

Chinese Businesses Worry About Minimum Wage Hike

Business, East Asian January 17, 2017 at 5:02 pm

Owners of Chinese restaurants and some food shops are complaining about the business costs of the recent increase in the minimum wage mandated by New York state, reports World Journal.

Corky Lee (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Chinese in America Captured by Corky Lee’s Lens

Culture, East Asian, Manhattan December 14, 2016 at 3:47 pm

An exhibit of photographer Corky Lee’s work, currently on display at the reopened Pearl River Mart, features photos of Chinese-American life from his decades-long career, from labor protests to a rally in support of Peter Liang, reports Sing Tao Daily.